This time, the tables were turned. When Leo Brown, a theology teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, left the school to serve as a first sergeant in Afghanistan, the students and faculty surprised him with a big send-off. On Oct. 31, it was Brown’s turn to surprise everyone with his return to Aquinas. The returning airman greeted everyone soon after school started at a surprise assembly. He has spent the intervening time on deployment with the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 442nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Group.
About the author
Anita, managing editor of The Leaven, has over 30 years’ experience in book, magazine and newspaper editing, including stints as the assistant editor of the “Diplomatic Papers of Daniel Webster” at Dartmouth College and then in the public relations departments of Texaco, Inc., and the Rockefeller Group in New York. Anita made the move to newspaper editing when she came to The Leaven in 1988, where she has been ever since. Anita is a member of St. Patrick Parish in Kansas City, Kan., and in her spare time, she enjoys giving her long-suffering husband, her children and her staff good advice that they never take.